Marlene Herrera, 18, is casting her ballot for the first time in a US presidential election. In February, she was determined to make sure her vote mattered — and now, she feels it does. #Every30Seconds
Earlier in the year, Jacob Cuenca, 18, of Homestead, Florida, was excited to vote in his first presidential election. Now, underwhelmed by politics, he’s lost interest and switched his support to Biden.
French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin has said that the country is in a war against Islamists and can expect more militant attacks on its soil, climate activist Greta Thunberg announced Friday that she was taking her protests online once again as Sweden's COVID-19 cases surge, and in Taiwan, two women military officers made history by marrying their same-sex civilian partners in a mass wedding.
Three people were killed in a knife attack in the southern French coastal city of Nice, France. And, France and Germany have both announced national lockdowns again, declaring that the coronavirus is out of control. Also, China’s Defense Ministry has said that Chinese and US military chiefs held video meetings this week about crisis communication.
A record surge in COVID-19 cases is stretching hospital resources in the adjacent border cities of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. As millions of Tanzanians vote in the country’s general election, internet users have reported that WhatsApp and Twitter are being restricted. And, satellite images show that Iran has begun construction on an underground centrifuge assembly plant at the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility.
Brazil seems to be slowly getting a handle on the coronavirus, with a decreasing number of infections and deaths, but this year, more than a million people in the country have come down with dengue, chikungunya, malaria and Zika.
Although the Bavarian government, to the south, has ordered the first widespread lockdowns in districts along the Austrian border amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, schools in most of Germany, generally speaking, are back to normal. At least for the moment.
The World's reporters have been covering immigrant communities and communities of color this election season, and they compared notes during a live discussion on Wednesday. Reporters Daisy Contreras, Rupa Shenoy and Halima Gikandi hosted a conversation on voters of color and the 2020 election — covering politics, diversity and the issues that mobilize them.